A win-win with stress-free cattle handling

CEW-MR-3-A win-win 1by Sally Colby

When Richard McConnell and Tina Williams work cattle, it’s almost eerily silent. There’s no shouting or arm-waving, and no one is in a hurry. Cattle just seem to fall into place, moving quietly and willingly to wherever they’re guided. Richard and Tina say that stress-free handing is a matter of understanding cattle — how and why they move the way they do — and taking the time to train them. [Read more…]

Madison County honors 2014 Conservation Farm of the Year

CE-MR-2-Conservation Farm 2by Troy Bishopp

HAMILTON, NY — The Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District welcomed area farmers, friends and conservation enthusiasts to a complimentary luncheon in celebration of the John Schell Family receiving the coveted 34th annual 2014 Conservation Farm of the Year and a New York State Assembly Citation at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton, NY. [Read more…]

Strapp Farm Auction-Tuesday April 8, 2014 10:00 a.m.

untitledLocation: 5071 Pleasant Valley Road Morrisville, NY 13408 
 
From Canastota take Rt. 13 south to Rt. 5 go straight ahead onto Oxbow Rd. In Peterboro go straight onto Pleasant Valley Rd. to the farm on the right, or from Route 20 west of Morrisville take Pleasant Valley Rd. north to the farm.

Berkshires are breed of choice- Passion and purpose coincide at Creek Place Farms

CM-MR-3-Agri Systems w ad 2by Sherry Bunting

BOWMANSVILLE, PA — Two words describe how passion meets purpose at Creek Place Farms: “Berkshires, naturally.”

The road to this 150-sow certified purebred Berkshire farm was years in the making for Donald and Maria (Kawulych) Longenecker. Their preparation, hard work and long hours are paying off in “happy pigs, living naturally, and ultimately rewarding consumers with delicious Berkshire pork,” as Maria put it. [Read more…]